major incident


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major incident

An event or situation that threatens serious damage to human welfare, the environment, or the security of the state (UK).

Examples of threats
Loss of life, serious injury, homelessness, large-scale loss of communications and disruption to health or communication services.
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'The Kashmir issue is the second major incident after the separation of East Pakistan.
It is not only unsightly but it also could potentially be a risk to the community if anyone decided to vandalise it or put a match to it.Then it would be a major incident which we need to avoid by getting rid of it now."
Home Secretary Sajid Javid declared a "major incident", cut short his family holiday and announced two more Border Force cutters would patrol the Channel at the end of last year.
The exercise was designed to enhance the skills of emergency responders when managing a major incident and was not in relawere tion to any specific threat.
'We don't have (recorded) major incidents received although there are complaints but it is only minor like the thievery in Calinan School but the suspect was arrested,' Brig.
Shields Ferry manager Carol Timlin said: "Emergency training ensures that we are ready to deal with major incidents.
The council's role can continue far beyond the days of the major incident itself.
Leicester City released a short statement confirming that a "major incident" had occurred near the stadium, and that it was assisting police.
ISLAMABAD -- Polling was held under tight security in the capital as police reported no major incident from any part of the district on Wednesday.
Emergency services declared a major incident at Young's Seafood processing plant in Kilkeel, Co Down.
British police declared a major incident late on Tuesday after it said a man and a woman in a critical condition may have been exposed to an unknown substance near the southern English town of Salisbury.

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